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All New Applicants- The Process and Timeline

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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Just had a look at it. Awesome anishbasu.....
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  • firefliesdancefirefliesdance 164 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    GOSH! This is so amazing. Unfortunately, I never saw it when I was applying cause it was lost in CC archives. Someone really needs to sticky this. This would've been such a great help.
    Going through this huge process was like navigating into the eye of a tornado. Is there anything I can do to help this get stickied? A PM to the moderator, maybe? If you know who it is?
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    firefliesdance

    texaspg is the Moderator. I think if you request them through a PM, that will work.
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  • firefliesdancefirefliesdance 164 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 165 Junior Member
    I see it's been stickied. :)
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Yes I did send a PM request to texaspg and so we have this one stickied. Thank you texaspg.
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  • Crystal31Crystal31 327 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 339 Member
    wow, great thread anialways :) Nice to see you so active even now :)
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Crystal31

    I think you will be class of 2018 applicant, right?
    So how are things. Done with your class 12 Finals.
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  • Crystal31Crystal31 327 replies12 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 339 Member
    anialways, yes I will be class of 2018 applicant :) Everything is alright , very hectic and tiring I must say. I have started with class 12 and my first Unit Test is on monday! :\
    My 12th finals (Board exam) will be in March 2014 :)

    How are you doing?
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    For all those who have this question to ask, Which schools require, recommend, or utilize SAT Subject Tests? Read and figure it out on your own depending on the colleges you are interested in applying to.

    "2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR:

    SCHOOLS THAT REQUIRE, RECOMMEND OR UTILIZE SAT SUBJECT TESTS IN ADMISSION OR FOR PLACEMENT/CREDIT"

    [url]https://****/a/nyu.edu/do...RiRLrQ4vg/edit[/url]
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  • keya93keya93 182 replies15 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 197 Junior Member
    I just came across something I wrote for a fellow CCer who had PMed me. anialways has put together the most comprehensive guide ever, but just in case someone wanted a more concise timeline, here is the message:
    The optimal time to start the process is in the beginning of class 11. You should initially familiarise yourself with the SAT and take a diagnostic test. This should give you an idea about how much you can aim to score in the real exam. Next, take a college search quiz on CollegeBoard or PrincetonReview. Also use ************** and USNews rankings to determine which college offers your intended major and meets other requirements. Find out what subject tests are required at each college. Remember, set goals but not unreasonable ones. It's a good idea to discuss your future plans with your parents. Approximate how much your parents are willing to support you financially. Although net price calculators are usually not intended for international students, they should give you an idea of how much financial aid you can expect. You should try to take your first SAT in the winter before class 12, so prepare accordingly (Barron's is more than enough if you also get hold of a suitable vocabulary list). Even if you don't do as well as planned, you can take the test again in summer. Meanwhile, start preparing for the subject tests of your choice. Write to the college to clear specific doubts. Take the subject tests in October/November. Meanwhile, the Common Application for US colleges releases on 1st August. You should start filling up the forms and brainstorming essays. Ask your teachers (politely) for recommendations. Write the first drafts of your essays. They should be edited and proofread by atleast a couple of people. However, your voice should remain the strongest. By this time you should have shortlisted to about 20 colleges. Go through the specific facilities + opportunities of each (the websites are valuable sources of information) and choose around 10. This is the time you should write to each college if you think you might need a fee waiver, a Toefl waiver etc. Finalise your essays and send them in before the November 15th deadline (if you're applying in the Early Rounds) or January 1st/15th (if you're applying under Regular Decision). As soon as your applications have been submitted gather all your documents and fill in the financial aid application forms (if you intend to apply for FA). These are due anytime between January 15th and March 1st so make sure you don't miss any deadlines! As soon as these are done you'll have to get back to mundane but less tiring studying for your boards. The rest of the process involves waiting patiently till end-March for the college decisions to roll in. Occasionally check your email and keep yourself updated. Finally you can weigh and compare offers from colleges until you pay the enrollment deposit and then there's just college to look forward to :)
    I hope I helped a bit! Good luck! :)
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  • SahilCSahilC 180 replies35 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 215 Junior Member
    Thanks for that!

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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  • TheRedBangleTheRedBangle 15 replies4 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 19 New Member
    Hey,

    Thank you for the previous post; it was very informative but I'm looking for something a bit more specific. I'm a Class of '19-er, so right now I'm going to be starting eleventh grade in a few weeks. I've done my basic research but I'm still confused about when to take the SAT subject tests.

    I'm going to be taking the M.Bi.P.C stream, and so I'm looking to take two subject tests in the sciences and the Math Level 2.

    Which ones of the science Subject Tests are easier from a C.B.S.E studying Indian student point of view?

    I've gone over the syllabus for most of these tests and obviously I do not know some of the topics on there. When would be the best time to take the SAT subject tests such that the syllabus will be covered in school by that time and it won't be too late? Will I have to study some of those topics before it is covered in school in order to take the SAT Subject tests in time?

    Oh, and if any of you have good tips for someone who's doing self-study for the SAT, that would be really nice.

    And if any of you could recommend good books for studying? Right now, I have Barron's for SAT I and have started on that. I also have Barron's SAT II Biology and Princeton Review's SAT II Chemistry and have no idea what to do with them.

    Thank you, again. :)
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  • motheroftwogirlsmotheroftwogirls 40 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 40 Junior Member
    Classes and communication in general function differently in the United States...after all, communication is cultural. I recommend buying a book like this one to better prepare yourself for your journey to the U.S. Excuse Me, Can you Repeat That? Many international students in the U.S. are reading this guide book to review important strategies to make communicating in the U.S. easier and more successful. In India available here Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?: How to Communicate in the U.S. as an International Student book : Cathryn Cushner Edelstein, 1589852567, 9781589852563 - BookAdda.com India
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  • kaustav77kaustav77 1 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1 New Member
    anialways

    This post has been really helpful.I have one doubt though.
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  • anialwaysanialways 1193 replies17 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,210 Senior Member
    Sure. Tell me. I will see if I can help.
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